Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program

The Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHW) helps protect the environment and public health by collecting and properly disposing of hazardous waste from homes and small businesses. This program also provides the community with practical pollution prevention options for the use and recycling of products containing hazardous substances.

Residents: 
Bring your household hazardous waste to one of the free HHW drop-off events outlined in our Operating Schedule. Please note: HHW does not accept any household hazardous waste at the business office. Site addresses and directions to the facilities are only made available to residents at time-of-appointment to prevent unauthorized drop-offs and to ensure safe collection by professional staff.  

     To participate, click the self-service link below:  
     Make an Appointment or call ​(408) 299-7300  

Attention Cupertino and Palo Alto residents: Please do not make an appointment with the link above.  Contact your city's Household Hazardous Waste program listed below:

Businesses: 
You may not use the residential program.  If you are a small business, call (800) 207-8222 to find out if your business qualifies for the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG​) Program.

For more information on household hazardous waste or to locate a drop-off designated facility, please contact the Santa Clara County HHW appointment line at (408) 299-7300, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or via email.

Additional Resources

Earth 911:  
Earth 911 offers a comprehensive, user-friendly recycling and product disposal information available. Provides recycling and product disposal resources for over 200 families of materials, and is the only recycling search on the web, with information for over 100,000 programs and locations across the U.S., including:

  • Municipal curbside programs
  • In-store, retail programs
  • Drop-off locations and centers
  • Mail-back programs
  • Local & municipal events

California Materials Exchange (CalMAX): 
CalRecycle's CalMAX portal connects businesses, organizations, manufacturers, schools, and individuals with the most effective online resources for exchanging materials. One business' trash is another business' treasure. By reusing materials, we conserve energy, resources, and landfill space, while reducing disposal, green house gas emissions, and purchasing costs.

Fluorescent Lamp Drop-off Locations within Santa Clara County
Recycle your fluorescent bulbs (compact bulbs & straight, circular, spiral, & U-bent tubes) for FREE at the following retail stores during normal business hours. Recycling partner drop-offs are for residents (households) ONLY. Businesses please call (408) 299-7300 and ask for a business drop-off.

Recycling Programs in Other Counties

For more information on waste reduction and recycling in the following counties: